This issue is personal for George having lost his mother to cancer. First and foremost, George will fight to protect accessibility of insurance for individuals with pre-existing conditions. George believes in making comprehensive healthcare more accessible and affordable for families and seniors. Specifically, George will fight to end price gauging by pharmaceutical companies which disproportionally hurt seniors. Additionally, George supports lifting caps on health savings accounts so families can save more for un-expected medical events or routine care. And finally, George would support legislation like the 21st Century Cures Act that was a bipartisan approach to medical innovations. He believes the Government should speed up approvals for new treatments, drugs, and medical devices. Because encouraging medical innovation means faster cures and that means more time with oved ones.
My opponent Thomas Suozzi has signed a pledge to vote for single payer healthcare. This is a socialist plan that puts the government between patients and doctors, limits choices, and would eliminate private insurance. Shockingly, independent studies have projected similar plans would cost taxpayers 33 trillion dollars over the next ten years. We’ve seen what happens under a single payer system; rationed care, longer wait times to receive care, and a decrease in the quality of care. We need more choices not less. We know Washington is broken, we cannot put career politicians in charge of our personal healthcare decisions.